Can child molesters be rehabilitated?????

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Can child molesters be rehabilitated?

  1. Yes

    29 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. No

    574 vote(s)
    95.2%
  1. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    No and I think it has be proven many times.
     
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  2. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    There's NEVER been any evidence that they can be.
     
  3. Details

    Details Former Member

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    On caveat to my No vote - this doesn't include every type of 'child molester' - an 18 having sex with a 17, and any penalties need to take into account the rare but real cases where a divorce or something else causes false accusations.
     
  4. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Agreed.
     
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  5. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    I agree with that
     
  6. southcitymom

    southcitymom Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here ever seen the Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick movie called The Woodsman? It touches on this topic.
     
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  7. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    No what is it about...you can im me if you dont wanna ruin it for everyone else....hehehe
     
  8. southcitymom

    southcitymom Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how to vote. This is an interesting topic.

    I don't think a person can be "cured" from their sexual orientation and I think pedophelia is a sexual orientation.

    Certainly everything I know and read about molesters tells me that they do it over and over again, leaving a path of pain in their wake.

    Still, I am a big believer in hope, change and redemption, so it's difficult for me to dismiss the possibility for some people.
     
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    My ex husband spent 3 years in prison for dating a 16 year old girl that he says he thought was 17. I don't think he'd ever do that again.

    However, if you mean little kids - I think it would take someone doing a complete internal struggle to change, and only about one in a million people would ever do that to that extent.

    CAN they? Yeah, maybe one in a million. Do I want to trust the legal system to handle it? No.
     
  11. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    IMHO I just dont want to chance it on a few people changing. think of it this way When people are molested they usually repeat the act when older. How can we stop this. We cant afford to lock them all up for life. Even then that is nicer than most peoples home life, 3 meals a day cable etc... I dont want to make anyone angry but IMO they should be given death it not the first time what about 2 3 4 and so on. When would be the right time to give them death?
     
  12. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    Depends on how old the husband was...IMO i dont see a young man and girl dating, dependent on the age of the older person.
     
  13. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    Much of what you say is true. I don't claim to have the answer. It would be nice if we could lock them all up and study them, but as you point out, that's hardly feasible at present.

    I don't have strong feelings about the death penalty. I can make a persuasive arguement to myself both pro and con. I will say that I highly doubt that the laws in this country will change anytime soon to make child molestation a DP crime.
     
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    In my opinion, it is truly worth a watch. It was one of the best movies I saw last year. It received a good deal of flack when it came out because of the subject matter. I will be interested to hear your opinion of it.
     
  16. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    DEATH PENALTY:
    U.S. States Widen Scope for Executions

    NEW YORK, Aug 28 (IPS) - Politicians in primarily southern U.S. states have passed laws that expand the use of the death penalty to include repeat child sex offenders -- a move mental health professionals say is ineffective in stopping molestation and abolitionists believe ultimately will be ruled unconstitutional.

    Despite the warnings, though, two states, South Carolina and Oklahoma, this summer enacted laws that allow repeat child sex offenders to be put to death. They join Louisiana, Florida, and Montana, which already have similar laws on their books.

    The governors of both Oklahoma and South Carolina argued that the sexual abuse of children is as bad as murder because molestation causes permanent damage to the life of the child.

    more at:

    http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34488
     
  17. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    AMEN HOW CAN I GET IT IN MY STATES AND EVERY WHERE ELSE
     
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    southcitymom Well-Known Member

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    Good for South Carolina - where I was born and raised - for coming down hard on repeat molesters!
     
  19. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Start writing some letters darlin!!!
     
  20. Indy Gal

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    This really does just make my day. I thought there was no way in you know what of getting a law like that passed. Now I have hope.
     

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